Okay so, I actually got all of the plants sexed out and topped like a month ago. In total I got 25 females and 23 males. Just about a 50/50 split. I gave a friend six females that I just did not have room for (I have a narrow stretch of yard that is obscured from view) which leaves me with 19 females.
One male is being held in the house. Hopefully it will be able to flower with the minimal amount of light that makes it to our windows in summer. The rest of the males having been serving as some aesthetic foliage in the living room.
Just about all of the females were moved into 7 gallon cloth pots (with the exception of four that I put in hard plastic nursery pots when I ran out of cloth). I've purchased several yards of twice screened compost (mix of chipped yard waste from landscapers and dairy manure all cured in a specially aerated setup) this season for the raised beds.Since I had a bunch of it on had and it was very cheap that is what I've been using for potting. However on bumping the plants up to larger pots I did mix in some dry organic fertilizer (from what I recall: a mix of kelp meal, bone meal, soya meal, a few different mineral derived nutrients) plus perlite or pumice (once I ran out of perlite). I continued to give them a balanced 20-20-20 once a week as well as a hit of some kelp fertilizer once a week.
That brings us up to now:
Everyone is lovely and bushy. I've had to tie back several of the bigger plants so they don't poke out into the street's line of sight. I've also deployed a tomato screen which if you're looking at head on is laughable but it does provide decoy foliage for anyone walking by who might see a leaflet out of the corner of their eye.
I'm getting seven and five bladed leaves. Bottlebomber was telling me in chat that once you plants drop their leaflet count its time to switch your nutrients to flower nutrients so yesterday I hit everyone with some Westcoast Blooms 3N-10P-12K (Fish emulsion, humic, phosphric acid, potassium, sulphate of potash and plant extracts. Thankfully it smells of tea tree oil and not fish emulsion). Should I continue with my once a week fertilization?
In other garden news my Brugmansia have flowered:
and some of my tomatoes are starting to ripen